The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Woods, David R en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dry, Carol Jayne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-19T03:55:37Z
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dc.date.issued 1985 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dry, C. 1985. The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22184
dc.description Bibliography: pages 158-164. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid which has been shown to be beneficial for a large number of diseases. At present the fatty acid is marketed as a health product and the prime source of GLA is the evening primrose flower. There are several problems associated with producing the oil and as there is a growing demand for GLA for pharmaceutical and clinical applications, alternative sources are being sought. Choanephora curcubitarum is known to produce GLA and the production of GLA by fermentation of this organism has been successfully achieved by National Chemical Products. The ultimate aim of this project is to genetically manipulate this organism in order to increase the yields of GLA. Tn this thesis the basic groundwork needed to develop a genetic system in C. curcubitarum has been covered. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Microbiology en_ZA
dc.title The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Molecular and Cell Biology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Dry, C. J. (1985). <i>The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22184 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Dry, Carol Jayne. <i>"The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 1985. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22184 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Dry CJ. The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 1985 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22184 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Dry, Carol Jayne AB - Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid which has been shown to be beneficial for a large number of diseases. At present the fatty acid is marketed as a health product and the prime source of GLA is the evening primrose flower. There are several problems associated with producing the oil and as there is a growing demand for GLA for pharmaceutical and clinical applications, alternative sources are being sought. Choanephora curcubitarum is known to produce GLA and the production of GLA by fermentation of this organism has been successfully achieved by National Chemical Products. The ultimate aim of this project is to genetically manipulate this organism in order to increase the yields of GLA. Tn this thesis the basic groundwork needed to develop a genetic system in C. curcubitarum has been covered. DA - 1985 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1985 T1 - The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum TI - The production of Y-linolenic acid by Choanephora curcubitarum UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22184 ER - en_ZA


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